Suppliers and Sustainability

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At The Old Commercial Inn we are working towards reducing our impact on the environment.  We source as much of our food as possible from local suppliers.  The meat for our home-baked pies and sausage rolls is from G Redfern & Sons butchers (Teignmouth), we source our West Country cheese and the Maryland Farmhouse butter for our cakes and pastries through Isca Foods of Exeter and we are very pleased to offer Two Farmers hand-cooked crips, the first in the UK to come in fully compostable packaging.  We also serve our favourite ice cream and clotted cream from Langage Farm, Smithaleigh, Plymouth.

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We currently offer cider from Sandford Orchards of Crediton and Dorset Orchards.  We are pleased to serve Dartmoor Brewery’s Jail Ale from the cask, along with many more of our favourite West Country beers including the rest of Dartmoor’s range, and those of Palmers of Bridport, Dorset as well as Quantock Brewery of Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, and the new Teignmouth Brewery.  (Beers change regularly so we recommend our Facebook page for keeping you posted.)  Many of our wines are supplied by Christopher Piper Wines of Ottery St Mary and we also keep organic  Pennard fruit wines and liqueurs grown at Avalon Orchard in Somerset. Many of the gins we serve are made in Devon, including Papillon, Salcombe, Thunderflower and Laura Wall Seaside gin, distilled with Devon seaweed!

Our fantastic coffee is provided by Bristol Twenty.  We brew Formula 442, a triple certified blend of Fairtrade, Organic & Rainforest Alliance certified coffees.  We also offer Formula 522 Swiss Water, Decaffeinated, Espresso and an indulgent dark, hot chocolate from Zuma (vegan).  We serve this with dairy milk from Dunns of Drewsteignton that is delivered to us in returnable, glass bottles.

We choose products and suppliers who support our ethos, such as the beautiful, vintage, refillable soda syphons you will find on the bar.  We also try to buy snacks and condiments in bulk, serving them in re-usable containers to avoid excess virgin packaging.  We can provide paper straws on request and our takeaway packaging is compostable cardboard and paper.

The Old Commercial Inn supports the work of Sustainable Bishopsteignton and the local Terracycle collection point at Teignmouth Arts & Community Centre.  We also give our plastic bottle lids to talented designer, Catherine Tucker at Upturned Designs where the plastic is shredded, melted down and re-formed to make gorgeous jewellery.  Let us know if you can help us on our plastic-free journey as we are always open to suggestions for local products, services and sustainable waste streams.